At a press conference wrapping up the NFL meetings in Orlando on Wednesday, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell briefly answered a question about the Bills’ future in Buffalo by indicating that little had changed with the situation in the wake of the passing of owner Ralph Wilson on Tuesday.
“Well, I haven’t focused on that,” Goodell said of the Bills’ future. “Obviously, my thoughts and my heart are with the Wilson family. That’s not something I’ve spent any time on in recent days.
“We all know they have a lease. We know the terms of (that) lease, and we also know we have to find a long-term solution to keep the Bills there, and that’s what we’ll continue to work to do, but that’s not our priority right now in the next few days.”
According to Mark Gaughan of the Buffalo News, the team will be controlled by a trust for the time being. An eventual sale of the club has long been expected. However, according to Gaughan, a sale might not occur for multiple years, with the trust running the team in the interim.